May 31, 2023 – Bridget St. John/David Nagler and Willy Mitchell

New Venue: La Sotterenea (4848 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R6) Date: May 31, 2023 Doors: 7:30 PM Music:  8:30 PM

Tickets $20.21 (all taxes and fees included) in advance / $20 at the door 
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Co-presented with Casa del Popolo Presents

Bridget St. John is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion record label. Peel produced her debut album, Ask Me No Questions. She also recorded a large number of BBC Radio and Peel sessions and toured regularly on the British college and festival circuit. St John appeared at leading folk venues in the UK, along with other folk and pop luminaries of the time such as Nick Drake, Paul Simon, and David Bowie, among others.

Willy Mitchell is a First Nations musician. In 1968, he started touring northern Quebec with his first band, called the Northern Lights Group. In January 1969, Mitchell was shot in the head by a police officer during an altercation over stolen Christmas lights. He used the money from a settlement resulting from the incident to buy a Fender Telecaster Thinline guitar. After recovering, he formed the Desert River Band, and began extensively touring and recording. Mitchell wrote the song “Big Police Man” about the experience. He co-organized the 1980 Sweet Grass festival in Val-d’Or, Quebec, which gathered Inuit and First Nations musicians from across Canada.